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The stargazer"s sister

Carrie Brown

The stargazer"s sister

a novel

by Carrie Brown

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  • 24 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women astronomers,
  • Astronomers,
  • Brothers and sisters,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCarrie Brown
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3552.R68529 S73 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination332 pages
    Number of Pages332
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27197901M
    ISBN 100804197938
    ISBN 109780804197939
    LC Control Number2015014806
    OCLC/WorldCa933910030, 907621688

    Caroline Herschel—William Herschel’s real-life sister and a housekeeper, research assistant, star pupil, and by her death in an accomplished astronomer in her own right—takes center.   Brown chose to write about the stargazer’s sister rather than William himself – but unfortunately, for me Brown’s portrayal didn’t do Caroline Herschel justice. She was an astronomer in her own right, but throughout the novel it was mainly William’s achievements which were covered, only briefly mentioning those of Caroline.

      “The Stargazer’s Sister is a lovely addition to Carrie Brown’s works of historical fiction. Brown brings the true story of the Herschel siblings to life in exquisite detail and deftly explores what it meant for Caroline to be an intelligent woman far ahead of her time.”. “The Stargazer’s Sister is a lovely addition to Carrie Brown’s works of historical fiction. Brown brings the true story of the Herschel siblings to life in exquisite detail and deftly explores what it meant for Caroline to be an intelligent woman far ahead of her time.”.

    The Stargazer's Sister is a fictionalized telling of the life stories of the gifted composer and astronomer William Herschel and his equally gifted sister, Caroline. Caroline is abused by her mother and later rescued by her brother who takes her under his wing and teaches her his hout her life with William, Caroline lives in 5/5(3).   THE STARGAZER'S SISTER By Carrie Brown Pantheon $, pages ISBN Audio, eBook available HISTORICAL FICTION Caroline Herschel's prospects as a plain, poor and pox-scarred woman in 19th-century Germany are not good.


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Full of intriguing historical detail and compelling characters, The Stargazer's Sister will have you questioning your assumptions about the Universe and the perspective of the beings that inhabit our world. Read more. 4 people found this helpful. Helpful.

Comment Report abuse. Leigh H/5(65). THE STARGAZER’S SISTER is not a feel good book. But I think it is realistic of a woman’s life in the late s. But I think it is realistic of a woman’s life in the late s. Lina’s early life is cruel, including an abusive mother and typhus/5().

The Stargazer's Sister: A Novel - Kindle edition by Brown, Carrie. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Stargazer's Sister: A Novel/5(64).

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If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel. Book reviews. The Stargazer's Sister Carrie Brown Review by Amy Scribner. January Caroline Herschel’s prospects as a plain, poor and pox-scarred woman in 19th-century Germany are not good. Living in a cramped home surrounded by siblings and an affectionless mother, her only saviors are her brilliant older brother William—who moved to.

About The Stargazer’s Sister. From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.

This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues Caroline from a. The Stargazer's Sister (Book): Brown, Carrie: From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day, here is a beautiful new period novel: a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.

This exquisitely imagined novel opens as William rescues. --Robb Forman Dew, National Book Award-winning author of Dale Loves Sophie to Death "With a calm, polished style that suits its protagonist, the novel brings to life both sister and stargazer shining like a pair of binary stars in orbit together." --Kansas City Star "A spellbinding account of two lives intertwined and bolstered by awe."/5().

The Stargazer's Sister is a book about two great minds. William and Lina are both gifted. It was interesting to read about these fabulous siblings. I loved the story and think it's a wonderful thing to mix fiction with history.

It always makes me curious to find out more about a topic. I enjoyed reading about the telescopes and William's /5(43). Brown (The Last First Day, ) fictionalizes the lives of highly respected astronomer-siblings William and Caroline "Lina" Herschel with an emphasis on Lina’s growth from dependence on her brother to success in her own novel’s first section, devoted to Lina as a child in Germany from until her move to England in at is the most involving.

Books ‘The Stargazer’s Sister’ review: What could a woman find in the sky. (Pantheon) By Andrea Barrett. Janu Caroline Herschel, tiny and fierce of.

I love this book, a wonderful “Wonderfully written with keen insight into the obsessive, almost marital relationship between Lina and William, The Stargazer’s Sister offers us a glimpse of the limited world offered to women of intelligence in earlier times.” —Historical Novels Review Pages: The Stargazer S Sister Download book The Stargazer S book with title The Stargazer S Sister by Carrie Brown suitable to read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. The Stargazer S Sister. The Stargazer’s Sister Out in paperback Decem From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day: a beautiful new period novel — a nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time — based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right.

Review: 'The Stargazer's Sister,' by Carrie Brown FICTION: A novel based on the true story of Caroline Herschel, who found eight comets on her way to becoming a distinguished astronomer. The Stargazer’s Sister Carrie Brown Pantheon, January pp; $ Buy: hardcover | eBook Reviewed by Ellen Birkett Morris.

Here it is, the moon that has followed her everywhere through her childhood—racing between treetops to find her, darting over rooflines, appearing suddenly in the river at her feet or reflected in the barrel in the courtyard when she bent to rinse her face. THE STARGAZERS SISTER A NOVEL Download The Stargazers Sister A Novel ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

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Carrie Brown is the author of seven novels, most recently The Stargazer’s Sister and The Last First Day, and a collection of short stories, The House on Belle is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards for her work, and her short stories and essays have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals.

The Stargazer's Sister book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the acclaimed author of The Last First Day: a beautifu. The Stargazer's Sister | Caroline, known as "Lina" to her family, has always lived in the shadow of her older brother William Herschel's accomplishments.

And yet when William invites Lina to join him in England to assist in his musical and astronomical pursuits--not to mention to run his bachelor household--she accepts, finding a new sense of : Anchor Books.The Stargazer's Sister (Book): Brown, Carrie: "A nineteenth-century story of female empowerment before its time, based on the life of Caroline Herschel, sister of the great composer and astronomer William Herschel and an astronomer in her own right"--Dust jacket flap.The Stargazer’s Sister.

Written by Carrie Brown Review by Anne Clinard Barnhill. Carrie Brown’s seventh novel, The Stargazer’s Sister, is the richly-told tale of Caroline Herschel, sister of the famous astronomer, William Herschel, and an astronomer in her own ing with the early life of ‘Lina’ in mid th century Germany, where she is tormented by her cruel brother.